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The Cedars

Heysen Road, Hahndorf, South Australia 5245, Australia
+61 8 8388 7277
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Australian Art History

Sir Hans Heysen was not known to us before we visited The Cedars property. We were lucky to join a... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
GnAW480
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Avoca Beach, Australia
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Rare and intimate access to the life and work of a great Australian artist.

The Cedars is the home of Hans Heysen and family where he lived and worked for over fifty years... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2018
anthony n
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Heysen Road, Hahndorf, South Australia 5245, Australia
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Sir Hans Heysen was not known to us before we visited The Cedars property. We were lucky to join a guided tour, where we learned about this talented artist, toured his home, viewed many paintings and the property that inspired him. Hans was also a...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

The Cedars is the home of Hans Heysen and family where he lived and worked for over fifty years. The Cedars is a rural property a few kilometers from Hahndorf in South Australia. It is the family home of Hans Heysen, one of Australia's great...More

Thank anthony n
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Heysen's home and studio is worth a visit when in the Adelaide Hills. There are scheduled tours and it is worth booking in advance. The studio is quite separate from the house and built at Heysen's request. The light is wonderful. On display are a...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Seeing in side the great artists studio and all of the untouched works and materials is stepping b back in the past. The volunteers are lovely people.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

The Cedars in Hahndorf was the home, art studio and prize garden of Sir Hans Heysen, wife Sallie and their 8 children. Heysen is one of Australia’s most prominent and respected landscape artists of the early 20th century. The 60-hectare property hasn’t changed since the...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

We totally enjoyed our visit to The Cedars - we went on the 11am guided tour which was so interesting as we learnt all about the early days of Hans Heysen, his family and his many magnificent works of art. The Cedar’s is certainly a...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

We headed to see this house and gardens at the end of our visit to Hahndorf, knowing that we had only 45min to do so, but disappointing when we arrived, the signage told us that they closed at 4.30pm and not 5pm as published in...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

The Cedars is best visited on a fine day. We called in on the morning we were leaving Hahndorf and as it was raining we could not take the tour of the grounds. After viewing the small gallery in the gift shop, we realised that...More

Thank TWal1
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Historical site,well preserved house and efects,showing the history of Sir Hans Hysen.His old car,his original gallery all adding to the authenticity of his living and working area's..

Thank hosedoctor
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

Guided tour of house and studio runs for 60 minutes and describes Heysen's life, family and work. I enjoyed it very much, even though I am not an art expert. I had no car, so it was a 20 minute walk from Hahndorf to the...More

Thank Simon C
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christinem52
9 January 2017|
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It's quite a walk but a short taxi drive.. I'd suggest taking a taxi as it won't be too expensive and shame to miss it. The Handorf tourist office is on the main street too and they should be able to help you with a taxi.
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seanobhiat
29 January 2016|
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Response from Chris K | Reviewed this property |
Hi, There are 2 tours I think. One just to the studio, maybe need 30 minutes. I assume they still do a tour of the home, probably need 1.5 hrs. But it would be flexible.
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